Politics

Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections
Elections

Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections

With small-business owners around the country casting their ballots, how Main Street votes could determine the outcome of some key initiatives.
Natalia Angulo
Are Trains and Self-Driving Cars Headed for a (Political) Collision?
Business Accelerated

Are Trains and Self-Driving Cars Headed for a (Political) Collision?

The promise of autonomous vehicles is becoming a talking point for opponents of mass transit systems.
David Z. Morris
3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections
Politics

3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections

We get it. There's plenty of reasons to drive straight past the polls next week. But isn't voting important, no matter what?
Gene Marks
Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems
News and Trends

Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems

Finnish PM Alexander Stubb links the tech giant's success to the downfall of the country's major export industries.
Nina Zipkin
How to Mix Business and Politics Without Ruining Your Business
Politics

How to Mix Business and Politics Without Ruining Your Business

In our democracy everyone is free to advocate their views but it won't be free if you alienate your customers.
Evrim Oralkan
The 'Internet Slowdown' Is Coming: Tech Giants to Protest FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal
Net Neutrality

The 'Internet Slowdown' Is Coming: Tech Giants to Protest FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal

Etsy, Kickstarter are holding a day of action on September 10 as the deadline approaches for public comments on the proposed 'fast lane' rules.
Nina Zipkin
3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect
Ready To Launch

3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect

The experiences of prisoners serve as an extreme, stark example of those of startup founders.
Andrew Medal
Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'
Uber

Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'

David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, will now oversee global branding, communications and policy for
Laura Entis
Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me
Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me

The former New York City mayor chastised college students across the country for censoring conservative voices.
Laura Entis
5 Signs It's Time to Fire a Company Manager
Control What You Can

5 Signs It's Time to Fire a Company Manager

A poor supervisor can dampen employee engagement and satisfaction, prompting an exodus. Here's what to look out for.
Heather R. Huhman
Internet Providers Strike Back Against Net Neutrality Activists
Business Accelerated

Internet Providers Strike Back Against Net Neutrality Activists

Twenty-eight of America's broadband providers signed an open letter warning the FCC that regulating broadband as a public utility will stifle innovation.
Benjamin Kabin
FCC Chairman to Revise Proposal for New Broadband Rules After Backlash
Business Accelerated

FCC Chairman to Revise Proposal for New Broadband Rules After Backlash

The revision comes after heaping criticism from major tech companies, who believe such a change will not only be a disadvantage to smaller companies but also to consumers.
Benjamin Kabin
Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal
Business Accelerated

Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal

Opposition to the proposed rule change is growing louder as one commissioner calls for a delay on the May 15 vote and a public comment period.
Benjamin Kabin
How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off
Minimum Wage

How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Seattle mayor Ed Murray proposed a record-setting minimum wage hike of $15 -- a move both waiters and restaurant owners are calling shortsighted for failing to credit tips.
Geoff Weiss